Monthly Archives: April 2013

Bucks County Dirt Removal and Hauling

Whenever you hear a newscaster use the phrase, “It’s that time of year again” they could mean almost anything. Whether they’re talking about the dog show, Mother’s Day or a 4th of July parade it’s a snappy way to start a story. However, this is one “it’s that time of year again” that you should absolutely pay attention to and that would be the start of mosquito season. Already the warning alarms are going out about the potential of another West Nile Virus outbreak here in Bucks County. Last year there were 60 cases reported that resulted on four deaths so, yes, this is a very serious matter.

The local government is stepping up with some grant money targeted to West Nile surveillance and prevention. The state’s official West Nile Virus Surveillance and Control Program offers some helpful guidelines on how to reduce the risk of mosquito infestation. Among those specific tips are:

“Dispose of tin cans, plastic containers, ceramic pots or similar water-holding containers that have collected on your property. Pay special attention to discarded tires. Stagnant water in tires is where most mosquitoes breed. Drill holes in the bottom of recycling containers left outdoors. Have clogged roof gutters cleaned every year, particularly if the leaves from surrounding trees have a tendency to plug up the drains. Roof gutters can produce millions of mosquitoes each season. Turn over plastic wading pools when not in use. Stagnant water in a wading pool becomes a place for mosquitoes to breed. Turn over wheelbarrows and don’t let water stagnate in birdbaths. Both provide breeding habitats for domestic mosquitoes. Aerate ornamental pools or stock them with fish. Water gardens can become major mosquito producers if they are allowed to stagnate. Clean and chlorinate swimming pools not in use. A swimming pool left untended by a family on vacation for a month can produce enough mosquitoes to result in neighborhood-wide complaints. Mosquitoes may even breed in the water that collects on pool covers.”

Basically what they’re saying is clean up your yards to prevent the bitters from taking up residence. Whatever you can’t throw out in the garbage you can have Junk King Bucks County pick up. ¬†We’re talkig about big items that are difficult to haul off. These are the junk removal experts who provide you with the right amount of muscle and truck space to clear out all kinds of clutter from your home. When you hire Junk King you can be assured that your junk will be removed as quickly as possible. They won’t keep you waiting all day like the phone company! Start your summer right by having all your junk taken away. Call Junk King Bucks County for your removal appointment today.

Home Downsizing Tips in Bucks County PA

Typically, home downsizing is often thought of for retirees as a way to carve out a more manageable lifestyle. However, more and more younger couples are thinking about downsizing their lives as a way of preparing for eventual retirement. It all comes down to a matter of financial security and planning. The most obvious downsizing consideration is to make a move from a big house to a smaller living space like a condo or loft apartment. A move might facilitate being closer to family members or to a job. It might also make sense to move from a noisy, urban neighborhood to a more serene suburban setting. Either way, the goal should be to make your life less complicated.

As the home market begins to turn around, this is a good time to buy but that doesn’t mean over extending yourself. Some folks might have found themselves in a house that is too big to pay for. When you factor in property taxes based on size, heating, electric and water bills then you’ve got a huge monthly amount to come up with. A downsizing move can also put you into a smart home that uses energy efficient appliances and even solar power. Would you rather be spending your hard earn salary on power bills or saving for the future?

Before making a downsizing move you have to assess what you want to take with you. The key is to take less with you then what you have. That includes less furniture and less stuff. What pieces of furniture do you use every day? Do you have a huge dining room table that is only set once a year? Is there a spare guestroom that never has any guests? Do you really need a basement that is just for storage? This is the time to let go of all that useless stuff. Junk King Bucks County can be your ally.

Junk King Bucks County is the local professional junk hauling company that provides exceptional service for all kinds of hauling. For a downsizing move, you can hire Junk King to take away your stuff before packing up the good things. This will save money when you do the actual move because you won’t have to pay extra time for the professional movers.

Even if you don’t want to move your home, you can still consider downsizing your junk. If you’ve run out of closet space or you can’t park your car in your garage, then clearly it’s time to reach out to Junk King Bucks County for help. They’ll provide you with the manpower and truck; you provide them with junk! It’s just that simple.